Arrae Photography is a full-service photography studio located in Grand Rapids, Michigan. Documenting weddings for over 10 years and specializing in blending modern romantic portraits and photojournalism to tell your love story.

Available for travel worldwide. Please scroll down to learn more about Amanda and her work.

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Now booking 2018 and 2019. 

My approach to weddings is a combined style of romantic modern portraits and photojournalism to document the story of your day and bond.  I strive to make clients feel comfortable in front of the camera and have fun. Please take some time to look over my work and if you love my style and can see yourself and your day captured through my vision than I would love to be your photographer!

Wedding collections can be customized to fit your needs. Most clients collections range from $1900-$3500. Arrae Photography calls Grand Rapids, Michigan home but is available for weddings worldwide! Contact me today for a complete list of offerings and pricing. I am open for smaller events as well.  If you feel we are a good match please call or email to set up a consultation meeting to discuss your event.


Engagement photos are a wonderful way to document this special time in your journey together. It is also a great ‘warm up’ for your wedding photography. We don’t get professional pictures taken of ourselves very often and sometimes it can be a bit intimidating. Getting your engagement photos done will help you be more comfortable and confident in front of the camera wedding day. I promise it’s a blast!

My engagement pricing is $375 for the session. It is a 1-2 hour session that will cover multiple locations and outfits. We will work together to plan out the perfect session. The session does include the digital files and print permission.

Additional prints and products are available to purchase ala carte.

Portrait Photography

Capturing the precious moments of your sweet children growing is so important. Being able to look back at sweet milestones and their adorable expressions and sillies with quality portraits is something you’ll treasure forever. I love to find ways to show off their personalities. This can be with just letting them get some silly faces photos, bringing favorite toys, dance parties, or an outdoor location that speaks to them at that age. Children’s portraits can be done on location or at my urban studio downtown Grand Rapids, MI.

Available for newborn, baby, children, senior, family, and extended family photography. 

Full sessions are $350 and I also offer an anytime studio mini session for $175, both include digital files. Contact me today to discuss your portrait needs and secure your spot on the calendar. 

See the urban studio space here.

Arrae Photography is also available for real estate, headshot, and commercial/corporate photography. View this portfolio at Arrae Creative. 

The Photographer

meet Amanda

Well hello.

Thanks for stopping by. I am Amanda Montgomery the person behind the camera at Arrae Photography. Born and raised in West Michigan and currently based out of Grand Rapids, Michigan. The name Arrae (pronounced [uh-rey]) was inspired by my middle name and first initial.   

Photography has been a part of my life since I can remember. When I was 12 I saved up my babysitting money to buy my first ‘big time’ camera.  All I've ever wanted for a career is to be a photographer and create images that could tell stories and capture moments.  I take this privilege very seriously and treasure each opportunity. 

A few small trivia notes about myself...

I am the mother of three beautiful children. They are hilarious, beautiful, and sassy little humans. 

I love to roller skate. 

Grand Rapids is my favorite place. I love calling this great city home. I am however always up for some travel and exploring. 

I have a rhubarb farm. Ask for pie and you shall receive. 

I believe the mall pretzel is the worlds most perfect food. 

This is just a bit of my story, I look forward to hearing yours. 


Kind words

Kayla & Stepen –

"...There are a lot of photographers who take beautiful pictures, but Amanda went above and beyond by not just capturing pictures, but moments. Things like my husband wiping away a tear during our vows, the laughs shared between my father, father-in-law, and husband, and a joyous look shared between family members, are now things we can look back on and cherish for the rest of our lives. I don't know how she managed to capture the magic of our ceremony, as my husband and I promised to love one another unconditionally for the rest of our lives, but she did. When booking Arrae Photography, you are investing in not only beautiful pictures, but a photographer who truly cares about and understands the amazing thing that is your wedding day."

Melissa & Jake –

"You will not find a better photographer. From beginning to end, Amanda's work is amazing. She is responsive, creative and perfectly captured our day. Even our guests commented on how friendly and knowledgeable she was. Instantly she put our worries and fears to rest and made us comfortable in front of the camera. The results are breathtaking images that we will have to cherish for a lifetime. Arrae Photography is absolutely worth every. single. penny."

Charlotte & Mark –

"Words cannot begin to describe how wonderful and professional Amanda is. My then-fiance and I had no idea what we were doing when it came to planning the time frame of the wedding day and when taking pictures. We relied heavily on Amanda's clear instructions to get us through - and she did! Amanda is a visionary, a superb photographer, and frankly one of the most enjoyable parts of the planning and wedding day for me. She can make anyone smile - including our exhausted two year old niece! The icing on the cake with Amanda is that the pictures she takes are absolutely STUNNING! If you get a chance to work with Amanda, do it. She's creative, inspiring, adaptable, patient, artistic, funny, and an absolute delight. I could go on!"

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